Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Tight Border Is Actually Locking Mexicans in the United States

The economy has pushed Mexican immigration to the lowest level in a decade, according t0 WSJ.

But even though the economy has been difficult for Mexican laborers in the U.S., they aren't returning to Mexico, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

“The sense I get from these numbers is that for the undocumented immigrants it’s been expensive and dangerous to get into the United States,” Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at Pew Hispanic, in an interview. “Given that they’re here, going back has both some immediate cost and has some potential cost to them because it’s going to be expensive and dangerous if they want to come back to the U.S.”

via WSJ

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